Relocating the Gingerbread Man

gingerbread man, haibun poem


It is a delicate procedure. One so precarious that Frankie runs from the kitchen, saying, “I can’t bear to watch in case this goes south.”

Mira emerges from the kitchen. The gingerbread house Frankie worked on rests on a glass cake stand.

new centerpiece
iTunes’ carols playing as
a proud pastry chef
admires his masterpiece
in our Christmas trees’ new lights


photograph by Aaron Burden

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Frank J. Tassone

I fell in love with writing ever since I wrote my first short story at the age of 12 and my first poem in high school. My free-verse has appeared in the literary e-zine Pif. My haibun has been published in Cattails, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online (CHO) and Contemporary Haibun, CHO's annual print anthology. I am honored to be a part of the Image Curve community as a contributing poet.

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